18. Acting for joint buyers.

When two or more clients intend to purchase a property jointly instructions should be obtained from both (or all) of them1 in relation to their intentions as to the method by which they are to hold the property. The different methods of co-ownership (eg as joint tenants or as tenants in common2) should be explained to the clients who should be advised as to the most suitable type of co-ownership to meet the particular situation. If the parties are not married to each other nor in a civil partnership